MODERATOR: Would you join me to welcome the two foreign ministers. May we rise, please? I thank you very much. Ameseginalehu*. Your Excellency Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, foreign minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Your Excellency Rex Wayne Tillerson, U.S. Secretary of State; ambassadors, ministers, all protocol observed, welcome to Addis Ababa, the political and diplomatic hub of Africa.
President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru to discuss the strong partnership between our two countries. President Trump underscored the need for countries in the region to work together to restore democracy in Venezuela, and the two leaders discussed the upcoming Summit of the Americas, which Peru will host next month. They agreed to continue to work together on issues of mutual interest.
Today, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced nearly $533 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, as well as countries in the Lake Chad region, where millions are facing life-threatening food insecurity and malnutrition as a result of ongoing conflict or prolonged drought. While humanitarian aid is truly life-saving, this assistance will not solve these crises, most of which are largely manmade.
KUWAIT CITY –On March 4-5, the United States and Saudi Arabia co-led a meeting of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Representatives from the seven member countries, which include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,
This week I leave for my first official visit to Sub-Saharan Africa – a trip we started planning back in November at a Ministerial of 37 African nations and the African Union.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced nearly $533 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nijeriya, as well as countries in the Lake Chad region, where millions are facing life-threatening food insecurity and malnutrition as a result of ongoing conflict or prolonged drought.
MR CABRERA: Good morning, everyone. Thank you so much for being with us today for a very, very special presentation. I’m honored to welcome our Secretary of State to George Mason, who, as you know, is on his way to a very important trip to Africa. And I’m slightly biased, but I think his choice of George Mason for this presentation couldn’t be any better.
MR SAYLES: So we have with us today Alice Wells. She’s a senior bureau official for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. She will be discussing on the record – so the ground rules are on the record – her recent trip to Kabul and also the Kabul Process conference from last week. So we’d like to, as you all know, keep the questions focused on what she’s here to brief on, and if you have other questions that kind of veer from that, we can cover them separately, but we’d like to keep it on topic to the extent possible. And with that, I will leave it to Senior Bureau Official Wells to give her opening, and then we’ll take your questions after that.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It's a great honor to have Prime Minister Netanyahu and Mrs. Netanyahu with us. They've been friends for a long time. We have, I would say, probably the best relationships right now with Israel that we ever had. I think we're as close now as, maybe, ever before.
The United States condemns the ongoing military offensive that the Assad regime, backed by Russia and Iran, is perpetrating against the people of Eastern Ghouta. After repeatedly delaying the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2401, which demanded a 30-day cessation of hostilities across Syria, Russia has gone on to ignore its terms and to kill innocent civilians under the false auspices of counterterrorism operations.